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Phil

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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #121 on: November 17, 2017, 07:44:01 PM »
Continuing on along Gerrard Street we come to Alma Street, with the local corner shop, passing the junction we are on Whitehead Street and at the end of that we come to Aston High Street.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #122 on: November 17, 2017, 09:33:38 PM »
Although the web site says High Street, Aston I am sure this was the accident at the junction of Alma Street and Whitehead Street in 1963.

http://www.macearchive.org/films/midlands-news-11101963-bus-crash
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2017, 10:11:10 PM »
hi alan think you mean alma st not road ;D  thanks for that clip never seen it before..looks like the no 7 and 8 collided...


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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #124 on: November 17, 2017, 10:29:50 PM »
All the info on the crash here from the book The Inner Circle by Margaret Hanson, David Harvey and Peter Drake.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2017, 08:37:12 AM »
Thank you Lyn for the advice, I have corrected my post.  Alma roads, streets etc. seem to be everywhere.  I have a friend who lives in an Alma Road, maybe that's why I wrote road.
The Alma context usually has a connection with the Battle of Alma - which I see was 10th. September, 1854 and was the first major battle of the Crimean War,
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2017, 08:04:13 PM »
yes alan i believe you are correct about the name alma having connection with the battle..think there are a few streets in the aston area named after battles..must try and find out which ones..


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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2017, 10:50:03 PM »
Lyn


Inkerman Street Aston would be one., like Alma Crescent & Inkermam St in Duddeston.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #128 on: November 19, 2017, 06:22:24 AM »
yes thanks for that info phil... O0

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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #129 on: November 19, 2017, 11:29:11 PM »
Hello Lyn
Cathcart led troops at the battle of Alma and the battle of Inkerman.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #130 on: November 23, 2017, 10:26:10 AM »
Now after crossing Aston High Street we make our way down Park Lane passing on our right E Russells print works and then the Shareholders Arms at the junction of Potters Lane.
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Re: The number 8 bus route
« Reply #131 on: November 26, 2017, 10:30:32 AM »
On our journey down Park Lane we now pass Lloyds Garage just after Barton street and then further along the Royal Oak puvlic gouse on the cormer of Claredon Street.
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